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Get It In!!
Like many people, the people in my family are very religious. I wouldn’t consider myself religious as much as I would consider myself spiritual.
My sister is a big proponent of going to church because she believes that going to church shows God (through action) that you believe the tenets of the Bible.
Recently, my family became privy to some hearsay about an individual but they never told the person. This person is a close friend of the family and she trusted the individuals around her to be honest and truthful with her.
The rationalization for my family and certain members of my sister’s church for keeping this gossip away from her was that it wasn’t their business. Yet, my sister believes that all lies are wrong. So, why would she not do what she could to address a lie? Her answer was that, “God will fix it.”
There is nothing wrong with putting your faith in God, but we are all human beings, endowed with self-determination, intelligence and a moral compass. No matter how much we believe in a higher power, a new system or heaven, we all have to take responsibility for our actions (or lack thereof).
Example, in Nazi Germany, it wasn’t enough for the world to say that genocide is wrong. It is important for those of us who have a voice to take a stand against horrific atrocities. And sometimes we may have to take up arms against tyranny.
The point I’m trying to make is that, in everyday life many of us make up excuses for why we become complicit in things that are wrong. We tell ourselves that God will address it or it’s none of our business. The reality is many of us have bought into belief systems. Those systems are useless without accompanying behavior. In other words, if you are going to talk the talk, walk the walk!